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Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3332
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ciabatta” (74 reviews)
“sandwiches” (76 reviews)
“bread” (111 reviews)
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 584 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Is tucked away from the crowds but has lots of space and a lovely atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and our brunch of coffee, bagel, mini cronut and brekkie sandwich was great.

1  Thank Katie E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Owner very nice and helpful good food nice coffee very highly recommend for morning tea or lunch.

1  Thank phetnois
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a great find! Apparently it's only known by locals and Trip Advisor users - our host was surprised that we'd heard of it! The food is very reasonably priced and delicious. We came twice and had the Lambie sandwich, the Chickie sandwich,...More

1  Thank arby3777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the apricot danish with my coffee. Both were delicious. The cafe has free wifi (or newspapers) and its a great place to relax, or catch up with friends. Great ambience, with friendly service. I walked from my accommodation in central Rotarua (about 30...More

1  Thank 22Senior_travels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and had the soup special (pumpkin) which came with delicious fresh bread and was only $6.50. Great price and really great tasting food. Everything else looked yum as well, nothing better than fresh bakery goods!

1  Thank Emily W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love places like this where they just do a handful of things really well rather than trying to have a ton of mediocre choices. They make sandwiches, coffees and pastries (and soup in winter) .. And they are all delicious! Very welcoming and friendly...More

2  Thank AussieTourist2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there pretty late and it was near their closing time, staff are friendly and explained their bread and soup to us in detail, who let us know what is inside and how the taste goes well with soup. Later I found out theres...More

2  Thank Dickens W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food sweet service quiet location I can highly recommend this place and find it a conveniant lunch or coffee stop

2  Thank I2883CHkenb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really fresh tasty food - with great service. I have only had takeaways and they always high quality tasty freshly prepared food. We had "lammie" last time - great flavour, tender lamb and huge!! Great value. Many thanks - Jan

2  Thank garthjanwilson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful experience great bread pastries and soups,our family love this shop and recommend it to anyone who loves good food

Thank moyrahoffmann
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23 November 2017|
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Response from IvanandSusie | Reviewed this property |
yes they have began options available
Logan-Michelle B
16 July 2017|
Response from CaraBoots | Reviewed this property |
No - it's open 8.00 till 3.00pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 8.00 - 1.30! Closed Sunday!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 3332
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A range of continental breads and pastries baked fresh daily. Also a great lunch menu featuring "The Long Dog". More than just a bakery, we have amazing coffee aswell, plenty of cafe style seating and great ambience.
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